Inspiration from Rachel Hollis

Inspiration from Rachel Hollis from Girl, Wash Your Face

-Guest blog by Stephanie Tresner, Senior Marketing Manager for Nelson Books. Rachel Hollis. These days we all know the name, but just a few years ago, she was one mommy blogger in a small corner of the internet.   “Turns out, the most beautiful things in my life were never on my to-do list.” The meteoric trajectory that has recently hurtled Hollis into the social consciousness began…

My Normal was Hijacked

-Guest post from author Lysa TerKeurst  The only way I could fall asleep was to lie to myself. “If you can just fall asleep, when you wake up you’ll realize this is a nightmare that will soon end.”  But that wasn’t reality. The next morning, I woke up and the devastation was there in an even…

Get Into Gardening with Joanna Gaines’ First Children’s Book

-Guest Post by Stefanie Schroeder, Publicity Manager, Specialty Publishing  “Spring.” The mere mention of the word—especially for those who have dealt with snow days, daycare and school closures, impassable roads, and the rumble of the ever-present snowplow within earshot—elicits feelings of hope, joy, renewal, and growth. Rather than overcast skies and slushy driveways, it is time for green lawns, flowers in bloom, and…

Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Homemade Lasagna

Most dishes struggle to compare with the hardiness and richness that a plate of lasagna provides. I have fond memories of helping my mother prepare this fantastic dish and diving in at dinner time. A great perk of this meal is that you can make it ahead and stow it in the freezer until you…

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

You get a lot of answers when you ask the question, what’s the best invention out there? Some people would likely say the telephone, lightbulb or computer. All these answers have great reasoning behind them. What’s my answer? The slow cooker why of course! My reasoning? It’s the closest I’ll ever get to being in…

Pumpkin and White Bean Soup

Pumpkin & White Bean Soup

Alright folks, get your pumpkins and scarecrows ready because fall is fast approaching. It’s that time of year when the weather gets cooler (thank goodness), and the leaves start falling. It’s also the time where pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING is supreme.  While most of my favorite pumpkin-inspired dishes tend to reside within the dessert category, I came…